December 07, 2004
Ultimate Matrix Hooha


The bigass Matrix DVD box set hits the stores today. I'm not rushing out to buy it due to both time and money but I'm sure I will eventually. I expect the Keanurati will have lots of screenshots and whatnot by the end of the week. I know I'll eventually get it because I'm a sucker for those extras.

For insights into the subtle direction of actors, watch as Larry Wachowski gives cues to star Keanu Reeves, suspended on wires for a fight scene, in a manner Ingmar Bergman may never have considered: "Head jerk. Then thrashing. Then a big thrash. And another one. Then clench. Tighter. And die."

-from a Time magazine article about the DVDs

Actually, now that I think about it, I may have heard those exact same instructions on a date once.

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at December 07, 2004 12:01 PM .

Yeah I didn't rush out to buy it either, even though I really really wanted to for the bonus Constatine footage.. but hey.. I will get it eventually too just like you.. and I am also a sucker for the bonus footage ( and being a movie collector they are always nice, but I really enjoyed The Matrix movies so they are a nice bonus )..

hugs and God bless

Posted by: Janice on December 7, 2004 12:35 PM

I've got mine on hold at Suncoast Video, waiting for me. Can't wait to get it.

Posted by: Rose on December 7, 2004 12:42 PM

I guess I screwed up. That is not your surprise.

Posted by: V. on December 7, 2004 01:44 PM

I dunno....having a Neo's just a bit over the top for me! I suppose it's a collector's item, but where the heck would I put it? The extra stuff is cool, though. But I won't be getting this...I already have all the Matrix films and their bonus discs. My husband would look at me funny if I then went and spent $50+ on this stuff, LOL!

But you guys enjoy! It's a nice perk for the holidays, for sure!

Posted by: keanufan43 on December 7, 2004 02:38 PM

Any other year, I'd have been at Bestbuy at lunchtime today, but... this time, I'm asking for the set (not the one with the bust, the other one) for Christmas from my family. I'm looking forward to the new DVD version of the first film! and the background stuff... the commentaries? not so much. I may never listen to them. I find I just would rather watch the film itself whenever I try to listen to commentaries.

And when would I have time to watch them between now and Christmas anyway.. :(

I'm keeping my fingers crossed also that other keanu fans will have the content of the Constantine disk up later this week...

Posted by: nudel on December 7, 2004 04:40 PM

I just don't have the time either.

Keanuholic has some great grabs from the extras already.

Posted by: krix on December 7, 2004 04:43 PM

they have it in at frys....
i'm getting it!

Posted by: wanda on December 7, 2004 05:56 PM


Haven't we all?

Posted by: Tyler on December 7, 2004 06:04 PM

BWAH!! How did I miss that last line, krix?

*dissolves in puddle of laughter*

Posted by: Nudel on December 7, 2004 07:28 PM

Don't crucify me, but I think I'll pass, even if I manage to go back to my home some day soon.
Dr. West is too tiring for me (hey, I only have a doctorate in Lit.), Ken Wilber too esoteric
and I never knew the Vogue had a film critic, much less a top critic, as TIME reports.
If they had chosen Roger Ebert...
oh, and for good grabs, lots of them, go to CK

Posted by: Niobe on December 7, 2004 08:04 PM

...take the red pill, get the set ;-)

Posted by: lizzie on December 7, 2004 08:12 PM

I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
i'm with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i took pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wanda on December 7, 2004 09:55 PM

and omg... aren't those new ones georgous....
i am inspired....) ;-)

Posted by: wanda on December 7, 2004 09:58 PM

I'm determined to get that set for Xmas, either way, as a gift, or as a gift from myself....

Just don't have the time to watch them b4 then anyway. I mean, if I get them before Xmas, then it would be too tempting for me to use up time I don't have.

Posted by: Cornflakes on December 7, 2004 10:39 PM

i am, for some odd reason, completely reevesinspired with this new acquision....
they will be played tonight!

soooo.... i wonder how many boxes with .....
i'm not taking him out of the box... ever!

Posted by: wanda on December 7, 2004 11:37 PM

as i am unwrapping the box i notice that the production value is high! total quality...
if you want to give this as a gift to your self or a loved one or even to someone you don't know...

do it! this is apsolutely.... omg the neo dude workmanship is stellar...
and i just took one of the seals off....
now i'm working on the second sticky thingy...
)))) :-)

Posted by: wanda on December 7, 2004 11:44 PM

a n d he smells good!

Posted by: wanda on December 7, 2004 11:46 PM

I bought all the matrix DVD's and Revisited and now there's even more....Couldn't they say that before? I can't afford this.. * sniff* Damn it sucks to be 16 ;P

I hope they release the extra's independently (is that correct grammar?) cos' I want to see Neo swearing too!

Posted by: Shanice on December 8, 2004 06:57 AM

*does a head jerk, then thrashing, then a big thrash, and another one, then clench, tighter, and dies*

...the blue pill is toxic :-p

Posted by: lizzie on December 8, 2004 09:20 AM

very interesting... we never think about the bluepill but, since you reminded me...

is it too weird to think that con1 is neo on the blue pill??

taking, in this case, the idea that if the blood is the life and red blood is oxygenated....

too weird, i know...

Posted by: wanda on December 8, 2004 11:34 AM

I wish we lived closer and could share the discs but I haveta tell you that I am loving the commentaries. Cornell & Ken are so good at putting into words everything I felt about the trilogy. Now I have to go back & listen to the idiot critics. It is my duty.....

Posted by: Parsippanynj on December 8, 2004 03:16 PM

I wonder if it's even released here in Holland. Does anyone know? And does anyone know if you can buy those discs that are grabbed at CK on their own? Without the rest of that expensive package ={

Posted by: Shanice on December 9, 2004 05:55 AM

The brothers encourage us (in their introduction on the Ultimate Matrix) to "triangulate" our own opinion between the philosophers commentaries and the critics commentaries.
I have "triangulated" the opinion that those 3 movie critics are imbeciles and that may very well extend to ALL movie critics.

Posted by: Parsippanynj on December 10, 2004 07:57 AM

okaaay i did it ! i bought it...can ya seriously blame me ?? considering im 34 and my bedroom looks like this

i thought it was well worth the $60 BUT!! all i got for my $$ was the 10 dvds in a box, there was no Neo bust or free scripts, that ive seen offered on some websites, duuude!! thats messed up :\ oh well, looks like its gonna be a keanufest this weekend :D

Posted by: Dawni on December 10, 2004 10:40 PM

Shanice, it does suck to be sixteen. Don't worry, Xmas is coming!

I'm glad to hear that the commentaries are good. Usually commentaries put me to sleep. Do they, ahem talk about Keanu at all though... er.... just wondering :-D

Posted by: Cornflakes on December 11, 2004 02:52 PM

That reminds me of my room too, w/ my matrix poster right above my wall above my bed, and if I see correctly, those are X-mas lights up, which I also have. Not just because it's xmas, but because I like the colors.

Posted by: Cornflakes on December 11, 2004 02:58 PM

yeh Cornflakes, they are xmas lights that i had on my ceiling all year long, i had them covering the entire ceiling then had a really close-mesh black material covering them, so that at night it looked like a starry sky, really kewl looking, but i have since taken the lights n material down :\ but The Matrix stuff is all there heh

nice to know im not the only 'insane' one here hehe :P

Posted by: Dawni on December 11, 2004 11:14 PM

Cornflakes, so cool you got that Constantine disk for free. I'm so jaleous. It suck to be Dutch too y'know ;) What's your email?

Posted by: Shanice on December 13, 2004 04:05 AM ;-)

I could *maybe* send you a copy??

Because I'll have another one once I buy the box set, and my friend might get one and she doesn't really want it. But who knows what will happen.

Posted by: Cornflakes on December 13, 2004 09:42 PM
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